(my glamour shot after returning from the salon and in full singing mode)
i love that my class
that i am not a top notch singer
they are the best audience ever
very non-judgmental and accepting
as i belt out my tunes
and try to get them on board
i often improvise my own lyrics
when i only know part of them
think of something i’d like to add
many times accidentally
creating my own key
it’s all about the gusto
and not so much the skill.
“music in the soul can be heard by the universe. “
today on the first day
we welcomed our
new multi-age kinders class
(3s, 4s, and early 5s)
each in their own age and stage
to our school
many for the first time.
“everybody has to learn for the first time.”
(1925 – 2008) american molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the united states space program. 1958 nobel prize winner.
image credit: rural images
end of the school year and moving classrooms.
“time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. “
credit: googleimages – vintage
to my class on our last day together.
credit: meister eckhart
no students today
teachers get together to talk and play
to see how it feels for our kids
as we encourage them to experiment
to play with the process
rather than make a project
for the pure joy of creation
we try out materials
with no expected outcome
just for the chance to see what will happen
when we are finished
we share what we’ve made with each other
and as it happens
each one is a beauty in its own way.
“colours are brighter when the mind is open.”
a trio of kinders, a ring of keys, a door to our classroom….
“optimism is the key.”
crystal lake, northern michigan
“in skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
-ralph waldo emerson
image credit: university of michigan